Here & Now



Here and Now is NPR and WBUR's live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson.


  • Activist Fund Wins ExxonMobil Board Seats; Emotional Toll In San Jose

    27/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    The future of the oil and gas industry shifted dramatically this week when an activist hedge fund won against ExxonMobil. MSNBC's Ali Velshi explains what this means for the industry's future. And, we hear how residents are coping after the mass shooting in San Jose. Adhiti Bandlamudi lives a few blocks away from where the shooting occurred and joins us.

  • How Dating Apps Handle Sexual Assault; Manufacturing Worker Shortage

    27/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    A ProPublica investigation finds the online dating industry has done little to protect users from sexual assault. One survivor talks about her experience dealing with the company Bumble. And, the Biden administration wants to reverse a long-term decline in manufacturing jobs. But despite a post-pandemic surge in demand, hundreds of thousands of positions are going unfilled. Producer Chris Bentley reports.

  • The Future Of The Pandemic; Joe Manchin And The Filibuster

    26/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Half the country's adults are now fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and nearly two-thirds have a single dose. But does that mean the pandemic is over? Expert Laurie Garrett weighs in. And, although Democrats want to get rid of the filibuster, Joe Manchin stands in their way. Vox's Andrew Prokop, who recently profiled Manchin, joins us.

  • Byron Allen Calls For Inclusion; Return Of The Cicadas

    26/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Byron Allen is on a mission to tackle racism in the media industry — one lawsuit at a time. He joins us to discuss his push for economic inclusion. And, after spending 17 years sucking on tree roots underground, the largest brood of cicadas in the U.S. is out and about. Entomologist Mike Raupp takes us on a cicada safari.

  • Super Blood Moon; Songwriting Program For Teen Girls In Nashville

    25/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    A super moon and a lunar eclipse are coinciding overnight, turning the sky deep red. Sky & Telescope's Kelly Beatty explains where and when the moon will be visible. And, a song-writing program called Girls Write Nashville helped some teens channel their emotions into songs during challenging times. Paige Pfleger of WPLN reports.

  • Washington's Police And Race Course; Mediterranean Migrant Rescues

    25/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Washington has enacted a course for police recruits to learn about the history of policing and race. Daudi Abe, a professor who helped create the curriculum, explains. And, despite staggering recent death counts, thousands of migrants continue to flee Africa by crossing the waters that lead to Europe. The head of one vessel mission discusses what she's seeing.

  • Coping With Racial Trauma; Camp Jabberwocky Memoir

    24/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    In collaboration with NPR's Life Kit, we speak with psychotherapist April Preston about the impact of racial trauma on people of color and how to cope with it. And, what's is it like to raise a child silenced by cerebral palsy? Steven Gardner details that journey in "Jabberwocky," a new memoir about his son Graham.

  • 'The Underground Railroad' On-Set Therapist; Scarce Spring Snowmelt

    24/05/2021 Duração: 43min

    Spring snowmelt could relieve the extreme drought in the West — but it's falling short in some places, Colorado Public Radio's Michael Elizabeth Sakas reports. And, to help the cast of "The Underground Railroad" process the trauma of slavery, director Barry Jenkins took the novel step of hiring an on-set mental health counselor. Therapist Kim Whyte talks about that experience.

  • Eartha Kitt And Her Daughter; Demi Lovato's Nonbinary Identity

    21/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    The new book "Eartha & Kitt: A Daughter's Love Story in Black and White" chronicles Kitt Shapiro's relationship with her mother, legendary singer Eartha Kitt. Shapiro joins us. And, Demi Lovato came out as nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them. Al Jazeera's Femi Oke talks about the significance of Lovato's revelation and the conversations it's sparking on social media.

  • John Hiatt And Jerry Douglas Drop 'Leftover Feelings'; Fall TV Line-Up

    21/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas have been making music for decades but they've never made a record together — unitl now. "Leftover Feelings" is out on Friday. And, TV networks just announced a slate of new programming for the fall. But will it be enough to attract the audiences they desperately need? NPR TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.

  • Artichoke Recipes And Tips; Traveling Diary

    20/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    Chef Kathy Gunst shares tips for picking and cooking artichokes. She has recipes using fresh artichokes as well as the jarred or canned variety. And, Kyra Peralte had an idea during the pandemic: Start a traveling diary that makes its way around the world to women who can add an entry. She joins us to talk about the project.

  • Young Poets; GOP Arizona Official On Fraud Claims

    20/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    Four teenage poets are in the running for the title of this year's National Youth Poet Laureate. We speak with the finalists. And, after former President Trump alleged "election crime" in Arizona, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer could be silent no more. Richer, a Republican who oversees voter registration, joins us.

  • Rare Soul Collection; Mysterious Ailment Affects U.S. Officials

    19/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    Over the past five years, U.S. diplomats, soldiers and CIA officers working overseas reported sudden neurological illnesses. Now, there are reports of White House officials being affected on U.S. soil. Edward Wong of the New York Times joins us. And, Jeff Kollath, executive director of the Stax Museum, discusses a rare collection of classic 'sweet soul' music.

  • History Of Kent State Photo; EU Opens Borders

    19/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    May marks the 51st anniversary of the Kent State shootings — the day four students were killed at an anti-Vietnam War protest. Jeffrey Miller is known for the iconic photo from the incident. His brother, Russ Miller, joins us. And, the European Union signals it will include the U.S. on its non-essential travel list, opening its borders for American tourists.

  • U.S. Companies Top Plastic Waste Report; Police Training

    18/05/2021 Duração: 41min

    A new analysis finds just 20 companies are responsible for more than half of the world's throwaway single-use plastic waste. Two U.S.-based companies top the list. Roben Farzad, host of public radio's "Full Disclosure," explains. And, Ervin Staub, a psychology expert, talks to us about his police intervention training and research.

  • The Black Keys On 'Delta Kream'; A Sustainable 'Fashion Cookbook'

    18/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys talk about their new album "Delta Kream," which has covers of many Mississippi blues classics. And, design label ADIFF is tackling fashion's waste problem through its new book, "Open Source Fashion Cookbook." The book offers recipes and tips for DIY sustainable designs. ADIFF's co-founders join us.

  • 'The Whiteness Of Wealth' Book; Taking Pictures Of Birds

    17/05/2021 Duração: 43min

    In "The Whiteness of Wealth," tax law professor and author Dorothy Brown argues that the U.S. systems for generating wealth inherently favor white Americans while penalizing Black Americans. We speak with her. And, marine biologist Huw Griffiths takes amazingly clear and close-up photos of birds. He explains how he does it.

  • Sebastian Junger On 'Freedom'; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    17/05/2021 Duração: 43min

    In his new book, "Freedom," Sebastian Junger tries to unpack the tension between freedom and community. He joins us. And, the latest conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip has entered the second week of fighting. Khaled Elgindy of the Middle East Institute explains what's driving the conflict.

  • Barack Obama Examines Masculinity; 'The Underground Railroad'

    14/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    Aarti Shahani, host of the WBEZ podcast "Art of Power," talks about her interview with former President Barack Obama about the role of toxic masculinity in our society. And, Amazon's "The Underground Railroad" depicts beautiful images of Black people, but it also features explicit depictions of violence against them. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans tells us more.

  • To Mask Or Not To Mask; 'Land-Grab Universities'

    14/05/2021 Duração: 42min

    The CDC says vaccinated Americans no longer have to wear masks. While the move signals a return to normal, it also stands in contrast to guidelines from states and local governments. And, land-grant universities broadened access to higher education in the U.S. at the expense of Native Americans. We speak with a reporter about "land-grab universities."

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